Jeff Ford Just Made My Day


I was following the discussion about PDK on Jeff Vandermeer’s blog earlier today, and got pulled into a discussion about the quality of Dick’s prose on a line-by-line level. Jeff Ford asked what I thought was sort of an inpertinent question and, before I tried to ask for an explanation, I wanted some background on why he might be taking that stance.

Which is an awfully long-winded way to say that I got around to reading Jeff Ford’s little story, “The Way He Does It,” today. It’s out of Mr. Klima’s little Zine That Could, Electric Velocipede, and there is a very good reason why the story is up for a World Fantasy Award this year. The story is online, it’s not more than a fifteen minute read, and it is, quite frankly, both minimalist and luminous. I am in awe.